Summary: In our project crowdsourcing healthcare prices in partnership with MedPage Today, we were asking primarily for cash or self-pay prices — but one of the most interesting shares we got was from a provider who wanted to tell us reimbursement rates. This post appeared originally in MedPage Today, where I wrote it as part […]
SUMMARY: Some hospitals are more expensive than others. Sometimes they charge more, sometimes they get paid more (by both insurance companies and the government, as well as patients). The higher-priced provider is not always better; in fact, the higher-priced provider can have worse quality outcomes. So what’s the cause?